Dave Liebman, Stéphane Spira and More

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The mighty NEA Jazz Master Saxophonist Dave Liebman kicks off this week's episode of Neon Jazz, as we play tracks from legends he played with over the years, like Elvin Jones and the mighty Miles Davis. We also take a look at the new music from the great Jared Sims and hear words of wisdom from up and coming French-born, NYC-based saxophonist Stephane Spira.

We also profile Hannibal, Missouri-born, NYC-based jazz drummer Matt Kane and his newest solo project The Other Side of the Story. Neon Jazz pays deep respect to the latest jazz musician to leave us too soon, Roy Hargrove. We finish up the program with a new track from piano legend Harold Mabern and Miki, a young cat out of Serbia with an interesting mix of jazz sounds.


  • Dave Liebman "Untitled Original" Joy: The Music of John Coltrane (Candid Records) 00:00
  • Host talks 5:00
  • Elvin Jones "Familiar Ground" Familiar Ground (West Wind) 7:47
  • Miles Davis "The Way You Look Tonight" Best Of(Overjazz Records) 12:12
  • Host talks 15:00
  • Jared Sims "Brooklyn Tea" The New York Sessions (Ropeadope Records) 16:20
  • Stephane Spira "Kaleidoscope" New Playground (Jazzmax) 24:04
  • Host talks 28:20
  • Bobby Hackett "Moonlight Becomes You" Moonlight Becomes You (Pickwick/33 Records) 29:28
  • Matt Kane "Infinite Six" The Other Side of the Story (Bounce-Step Records) 32:53
  • Host talks 37:26
  • Roy Hargrove "What's New" Approaching Standards (RCA Novus) 40:37
  • Oscar Peterson Trio "Sweet Georgia Brown" Norman Granz Presents Jazz at the Philharmonic Carnegie Hall Concert, September 13, 1952 (Fresh Sound Records)—44:40
  • Host talks 47:33
  • Harold Mabern "Rakin' and Scrapin'" The Iron Man: Live at Smoke (Smoke Sessions Records) 49:11
  • Host talks 52:48
  • Miki "Forest Funk" Next Last Chance (Independent)—54:01

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